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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Hicks v. Maersk (Somali Pirate Incident)

Richard Hicks, a crew member on the Maersk Alabama, a U.S.-flagged cargo ship that was captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia in April 2009, is suing Waterman Steamship Corp. and Maersk Line Limited claiming the two companies negligently exposed the crew to danger by sending them into pirate-infested waters near Somalia without providing appropriate levels of security and safety. He claims that he suffered serious and permanent injuries as a result of the incident.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Filing
4/27/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AP Moller-Maersk A/S $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/4/2009
Law Firm Press Release 6/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database